August 5, 2009

Taylored Expressions Release Party!

Today is THE day! You can now find Berries & Cherries and Chillax in the Taylored Expressions store! I'm going to give you another look-see at Chillax because there is an amazing bundle that coordinates with this set. The Kick Back Beverage Bundle comes with so many fun items: the Chillax Stamp Set, Yellow Stickles, Lime Stickles, Fruit Punch Stickles, 2 Yards each of Lemon Swirl, Lime Swirl, and Pink Lemonade Swirl Grosgrain Ribbon, 6 Charms {Lemonade, Margarita, and Lemon Slice}, 12 Orange/Lemon/Lime Brads, 10 Window Treat Bag Die Cuts, 10 Cellophane Bags, and a Metal Lunch Box Tin. Such an amazing deal! This should jump start your end of the summer party plans, haha!

I started by stamping the blender and lemon images in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them in with Copic Markers - which Taylored Expressions is now selling! GASP!! I cut out the blender with my Circle Nestabilities die template and then the background with the Labels 3 Nestabilities - love that look! I used Razzleberry Lemonade paper {seems so appropriate, right?} and finished by tying some Crushed Curry Polka-Dot grosgrain ribbon around the bottom. The sketch is MOJO98.

For the Window Treat Bag, I used the same Razzleberry Lemonade paper and cut it to size and used a hobby blade to cut out the center window. I ran the Melon Mambo texured cardstock through my Cuttlebug with the Square Scallop and Square Nestabilities to dress up the window just a bit. I filled a little zipper bag with lemonade mix and stapled it to the top of the treat box and then tied the ribbon around the top to hide the staple. I also used the scallop edge punch along the top flap of the box. To coordinate it with the card, I added the same little lemon image to the bottom. Cute!

Be sure to stop by the Taylored Expressions website and sign up for their montly newsletter - you'll have access to what is new at the store along with more fabulous ideas and projects from the Baker's Dozen. You can sign up in the lower left-hand corner of the homepage.

The Baker's Dozen have more fun projects to show you today, so please hop on over and check them out. Jami also has something yummy for all of us today too, so don't forget to stop by her blog too.

Ana Wohlfahrt
Charmaine Ikach
Dawn Easton
Denise Marzec
Donna Baker
Jami Sibley
Jen del Muro
Jodi Collins
Karen Motz
Laura Fredrickson
Laurie Schmidlin
Sankari Wegman
and Taylor VanBruggen.

Thanks so much for stopping by - it was a huge post today!

recipes -

stamps: chillax (taylored expressions)
ink: memento tuxedo black, copic markers
paper: pumpkin pie, melon mambo, whisper white card stock, razzleberry lemonade dsp
accessories: crushed curry polka-dot grosgrain ribbon, labels 3/circle nestabilities (spellbinders), stampin' dimensionals

window treat box
stamps: chillax (taylored expressions)
ink: memento tuxedo black, copic markers
paper: melon mambo card stock, razzleberry lemonade dsp, window treat box die cut (taylored expressions)
accessories: melon mambo polka-dot grosgrain ribbon, square/scallop nestabilities (spellbinders), scallop edge punch, stampin' dimensionals, lemonade mix, 3x5 zip baggie


  1. Super cute! That paper is so perfeect with this set ane even goes with everything in the bundle!

  2. What a perfect summertime gift set -- cute, cute!

  3. What a cute little set! Love the colours and the way you added the scalloped frame to the treat box! Awesome work Karen!

  4. Awesome set! Love how you covered the entire front panel of the treat bag with DP!

  5. Holy cannoli!! This is AWESOME girl! The colors and your coloring are AMAZING on this!!

  6. Such fun colors. Great flip of the sketch as well. Awesome job with the Mojo Monday sketch.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

  7. Really FUN colours Karen! LOVE the little lemons on each sweet!

  8. B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L !!!! So fresh and summery - I love it!!! Hugs ~S~

  9. I LOVE the colors Karen - SEriously -- I say we meet somewhere in between and go out for margaritas and eat chocolate covered strawberries (or we could just eat chocolate!) Fantastic coloring and beautiful treat box!!!


  10. Love the colours and how you turned the sketch :) Thanks for the tip about the TE stamps...I haven't tried it yet and will get back to you...thanks!

  11. your card & treat bag are so fresh & fun, Karen! I love it with the razzleberry paper you used